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Plant Module Design for Energy & Utilities

Deliver greater innovation at higher quality and lower cost with comprehensive 3D modular plant and equipment design capabilities for all energy industry verticals. Our 3D CAD solutions provide a fully integrated and intuitive suite of broad and deep, best in class capabilities. By combining a data-centric approach to modular plant design with full configuration management, and the application of manufacturing modeling to dramatically improve efficiencies at the digital fabrication facility, our Digital Innovation Solutions will improve the predictability and profitability of your project execution enterprise.

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Plant Module Design for Energy & Utilities

Deliver greater innovation at higher quality and lower cost with comprehensive 3D modular plant and equipment design capabilities for all energy industry verticals. Our 3D CAD solutions provide a fully integrated and intuitive suite of broad and deep, best in class capabilities. By combining a data-centric approach to modular plant design with full configuration management, and the application of manufacturing modeling to dramatically improve efficiencies at the digital fabrication facility, our Digital Innovation Solutions will improve the predictability and profitability of your project execution enterprise.

Solution Capabilities

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Product Design

Product Design

Accelerate modular plant and equipment offerings by modelling and simulating innovative multi-discipline designs faster and more efficiently using a broad, deep and highly integrated CAD solution.

Digital Mock Up

Digital Mock Up

Engineer complex modular equipment designs and assemblies for energy facilities containing tens of thousands of tagged items. Seamlessly switch modelling techniques to quickly create and simulate high-performance digital mockups.

Electro-mechanical Design

Electro-mechanical Design

Create sophisticated modular plant and equipment assemblies by integrating all mechanical, electronic and electrical designs and concurrent engineering processes to deliver higher-quality finished products.

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Design for Additive Manufacturing

Create and 3D print innovative irregular plant module and specialized component designs that would have been impossible to fabricate with traditional techniques.

Model Based Definition

Model Based Definition

Fully document next-generation modular plant and equipment assembly designs with 3D CAD model annotations for integrated, design-specific knowledge management.

Knowledge Reuse

Knowledge Reuse

Capture, re-use and apply best practices for new modular plant engineering concepts across energy verticals. Reduce costs by quickly locating re-usable data and documentation on an enterprise basis.

Visual Analytics & Validation

Visual Analytics & Validation

Oversee design and fabrication progress, manage risks, resolve impacts, eliminate spreadsheets, and rapidly reach hundreds of decisions utilizing the latest project data to stay on schedule

Design Analysis

Design Analysis

Leverage integrated simulation tools early in plant module development to confidently innovate for high-stress applications, such as using CFD to model fluid flow through complex equipment and piping assemblies.

Design BOM & Configuration Management

Design BOM & Configuration Management

Manage complex engineering BOM definitions from mature designs to futuristic multi-CAD structures, such as innovative water re-use assemblies, across globally distributed mechanical design teams.

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Plant Module Design for Energy & Utilities
Plant Module Design for Energy & Utilities
Plant Module Design for Energy & Utilities

The Energy & Utilities Industry is accustomed to technical innovation and change. However, global megatrends such as the rise of international competition and the prolonged low commodity prices are having a disruptive effect on the entire industry and the new market leaders are still being determined. For energy equipment EPCs and OEMs, adopting a more modular approach to plant and module design and fabrication similar to the shipbuilding industry is becoming more common.

In recent years the Energy & Utility Industry has seen a general movement away from file-based plant engineering design systems as the scale and scope of capital projects exposed the limitations of that approach. Files couldn’t be used to provide real re-use of standard geometry, offered limited concurrency for large project engineering teams and had only very basic data management capabilities.

With the advent of data-centric design tools and the introduction of structured data and assemblies, the ability to manage projects of a much larger scale and scope emerged as well as the ability to re-use design data.

Modular plant design takes this to the next step by allowing project teams to decompose large plant data structures into smaller, multi-discipline modules composed of thousands of tagged objects with improved data management capabilities.When combined with powerful, versatile, and flexible 3D CAD and Digital Innovation Solutions from Siemens PLM Software, plant module assemblies and subassemblies can be designed and revised under full configuration control allowing the design data to be managed much more effectively. This allows designers to explore modular solutions that would previously been cost or time prohibitive.

Furthermore, with the integration of modular plant design data into the solution for full enterprise data management capabilities, data-centric project execution can extend to include full module manufacturing planning along with the digitalization of the module fabrication facility to make processes more predictable while driving out cost.

With 3D CAD from Siemens PLM Software, support modular plant design from concept through fabrication using an integrated set of tools to preserve data integrity and design intent and to streamline processes.

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